Vanity Fair has released a new look at Tim Burton’s upcoming Addams Family TV series. Wednesday.
The series is set to be a comic show that follows Wednesday Addams throughout her high school years as she “attempts to master her psychic powers, stop a gruesome murder of the town’s citizens and solves the supernatural mystery that plagued her family 25 years ago.”
The series will star Jenny Ortega as the title character while Catherine Zeta-Jones will portray Morticia. Luis Guzman has also been cast as Gomez while the show will also feature Gwendoline Christie.
Christina Ricci, who played Wednesday in two 1990s films, is also confirmed to star but her role has not been revealed.
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Tim Burton, as known for his gothic inspired films corpse bride And Edward ScissorhandsEach episode is set to be directed while the show will be written by Alfred Gough and Miles Miller, who Smallville.
Gough told Vanity Fair, “The kind of relationship that hangs over the course of the season is really Wednesday’s relationship with Morticia. “How do you step out of the shadow of a glamorous mother like Morticia?”
The series will be Burton’s debut in TV and streaming. He has not released a film since his 2019 reimagining dumbo which starred Colin Farrell as well as regular collaborators Eva Green and Michael Keaton and received mixed reviews.
There have been many adaptations The Addams Family which originally began as a comic strip in The New Yorker, the most famous of which is the 1960s TV version.
A film version starring Anjelica Huston and Christopher Lloyd followed in 1991 and was followed up with a sequel in 1993.
Most recently, two animated adaptations were released in 2019 and 2021, starring Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Snoop Dogg, and Chloe Grace Moretz as Wednesday.
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